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How the modern corporation was invented in England – a power grab to this day

From declassifieduk.org

The joint-stock corporation is an economic instrument which, in its modern form, was established in England—and it was here, too, that the company became unleashed from the state and began a power grab which continues to this day.

During a period of rapid commercial growth in 16th century England, the Muscovy Company was granted a charter by Queen Mary Tudor in 1555, giving it a monopoly over trade routes to Russia. 

The company had recently been founded by various London merchants and its governor was Venetian explorer Sebastian Cabot. 

At the time, companies needed a charter from the Crown to operate, and this licence for operations was time-limited and subject to the caprice of the King or Queen. It was not a right to form a corporation then, it was a privilege. 

Chartered companies were organised as partnerships or guilds, which were owned by closed groups such as families or associations of businessmen. 

But the Muscovy Company popularised what would prove a revolutionary innovation: it was able to raise enough money to finance the long journey to Russia by selling tradable shares. 

“Joint-stock” companies, as they became known, was a new concept in English law.

The corporate form has existed as far back as the Roman Republic, and likely before. Despite coming to rule much of the world, the Roman Republic always had a small bureaucracy. One of the major reasons was its use of private businesses, in the form of societas publicanor

These ancient economic instruments were recognised as an entity separate from its owners and had shares representing ownership interests. 

The form developed further with the advent of modern banking with the House of Medici in Renaissance Florence, which saw the birth of what we now call a holding company

But the modern corporation, as we understand it, really began its journey in 16th century England with Muscovy’s joint-stock model. It was not a coincidence it so decisively took off then: it proved particularly well suited to the grand voyages of the so-called Age of Discovery

Age of Discovery

In 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama had sailed around the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa and arrived in India. 

The journey marked the beginning of a new era in European history, when navigators set out on voyages around the world seeking new and exotic riches to be sold back home. 

The joint-stock model allowed businesses to sell stock in their companies to investors, who would pay in cash up front in return for a slice of future profits down the line. 

At the time, these trading companies had high up-front costs in terms of preparing their ships and missions. The profits from their long trips, meanwhile, were far from being immediately realised. If they came at all, they may be banked possibly years down the line: many of the voyages involved going half way around the globe and back again. 

The joint-stock company ushered in a new era of global commerce. It was this model that propelled the signature corporation of the next 200 years, the East India Company, to global power. Founded on New Years Eve of 1600, it was given a charter by Queen Elizabeth I that gave just over 200 men control of a trading territory that covered a majority of the earth.

Limited Liability

But as chartered companies expanded their empires around the world, there was a constraint on the corporate form that was holding it back from realising its true potential. This was the legal concept of unlimited liability, which meant owners of companies were liable for losses incurred by the company. 

At the opening of the 19th century there was a strong push in the business community to introduce limited liability, which would restrict the losses incurred by investors only to the capital they had invested. 

Unlimited liability was proving a restriction on firms ability to raise capital. Business leaders argued that if British dominance was to be maintained it would have to introduce limited liability into law. The UK government, meanwhile, was worried about losing business to foreign countries where limited liability had been enacted.

Prominent liberals like John Stuart Mill were also arguing that limited liability would open up the world of business to the poor because it would lower their risks. 

Legislation was introduced incrementally. The Limited Liabilities Act of 1855 explicitly allowed for limited liability for British corporations for the first time. The Joint Stock Companies Act of 1856 added to this, allowing business to obtain limited liability with “a freedom amounting to a licence”.

This, slightly modified, was subsumed into the more sweeping Companies Act of 1862. Almost 25,000 limited liability companies were incorporated between 1856-62. In the three years following the 1862 Act, new issues averaged £100m a year.

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In the 19th century Britain’s economy was the most important in the world, and efforts to free the corporate model, which was driving much of its growth, continued apace. 

A major force behind the changes was the advent of the railway, which required huge amounts of capital upfront to design and build the new networks. The Liverpool-Manchester line was established in 1830 and was the world’s first regular passenger railway. By 1830, chartered joint-stock companies had built 2,000 miles of track.

Another restriction on the corporate form which was soon dispensed in this period was with the need to get a charter from the Crown or parliament to operate. The Joint Stock Companies Act of 1844 allowed companies to become incorporated by a routine act of registration rather than having to obtain permission from the state. This effectively unleashed the corporations from any kind of direct state control. 

The company form developed in Britain as a result of legislative reforms, responding to technological innovation and expanding corporate empires. But the changes established in 19th century Britain, and the debates surrounding it, have coloured the institution ever since. The limited liability public companies we see now are not much different to the model finalised in that period. 

By the end of the 19th century, in Britain, this new economic instrument had reached close to its final form and was basically independent of the state. It was the first autonomous institution in many centuries, creating a rival power centre to the government, which has now become arguably more powerful. 

Britain was the pioneer in setting companies free from state control. From there, they have cannibalised the state that created it in the UK, but also around the world. 

Silent Coup: How Corporations Overthrew Democracy is out this month from Bloomsbury Academic.

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Kissinger wants a global government… (to fix the pandemic they practiced for last October)

About as predictable as you could get … please do read the New World Order & Agenda 21/30 pages (main menu) all you people who’ve labeled us conspiracy theorists for years, have a read folks. It’s right in your faces now. The right (manufactured) crisis has arrived. They’ve removed our borders as planned … gained control via their predatory loans.

“We are at present working discreetly, with all our might, to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. And all the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands.”                                                       Arnold Toynbee – International Affairs, p.809, November 1931

They’ve created the crisis & now in true ‘problem, reaction, solution’ style they are going to usher in the global governance they’ve been talking publicly about since the early ’90s.

I assure you it won’t be pretty. Don’t for one minute think you will be electing the coming world leader to run this global government. I am sure he/she will be appointed. These liars profess they care, in fact if you hadn’t noticed they’ve been trying hard to depopulate us for decades with those life-saving vaccines that Bill Gates funds. They’ve in fact been killing & maiming people. Go figure … EWR

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RELATED:  Watch the Bill Gates & friends ‘plandemic’ preparedness exercise cum conference held in October 2019

Henry Kissinger & Bill Gates Call For Mass Vaccination & Global Governance

 

From rt.com
“Henry Kissinger, eminence grise of imperial US foreign policy, has warned in an op-ed that no government – even his beloved hegemon – can defeat Covid-19 alone, implying that the New World Order he’s always preached must follow.

If the US doesn’t couple its efforts to rebuild its own economy with the first steps toward creating a global government, humanity is doomed, Kissinger wrote in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed.

No country, not even the US, can in a purely national effort overcome the virus,” Kissinger warned. “Addressing the necessities of the moment must ultimately be coupled with a global collaborative vision and program.”

If we cannot do both in tandem, we will face the worst of each.

Kissinger laments that the pandemic has led to the return of a “walled city” model of nationalist governance, suggesting that “exploration at the frontiers of science” alone can save humanity from disease in his vision of a globalist utopia. But developing cures takes time, and the notion that countries should be discouraged from protecting themselves in the interim is suicidal. If anything, one of the reasons Italy, Spain, and France were hit so hard by coronavirus was the EU’s dysfunctional insistence on open borders amid the pandemic.

Global trade and movement of people” are all well and good, but the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of the globalist system like never before. It will take years for nations to rebuild, and repeating their mistakes is not something they can afford to do.

While serving as Secretary of State and National Security Adviser under presidents Nixon and Ford, Kissinger played a starring role in bombing campaigns against Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos and oversaw regime-change operations that placed brutal dictators in power in Argentina and Chile, as well as supporting state-sanctioned repression in Indonesia. A notorious report he penned for the Ford administration called for dramatic reductions in population growth across developing nations. One might think, given his record, that he’d be on the side of the virus.

But the Nobel Peace Prize recipient is here presenting himself as an experienced statesman who deeply cares about the future of humanity, calling on the US to “draw lessons from the development of the Marshall Plan and the Manhattan Project.” Sure, revisiting the Marshall Plan makes sense – there are no doubt insights to be gained from revisiting the rebuilding of Europe’s shattered post-war economies, especially since some of the countries hit hardest by the epidemic are in Europe.

Also on rt.com ‘Big mistake’: Italy blasts European Commission chief, says Europe needs ‘great Marshall Plan’ to battle pandemic crisis But the Manhattan Project? How does a top-secret, international doomsday project that produced weapons with unparalleled killing potential have any bearing on the coronavirus crisis?

Listening to Kissinger, it must be said, is what got the US into its current situation – believing itself exceptional, distrusting all world powers who do not swear abject fealty to it, repeating the same failed policies to the point of parody. A looming presence in the George W. Bush administration, Kissinger advised the country to plunge headfirst into the ever-expanding War on Terror, penning an editorial in the days following 9/11 that called for taking on “any government that shelters groups capable of this kind of attack.” Following such guidance has bankrupted the US and turned it into a banana republic, printing money frantically while its roads and bridges crumble, its citizens struggle to keep a roof over their heads, and the international community looks on, mouths agape, as its government continues to lecture them about human rights.

Kissinger concludes his jeremiad with a warning that “failure [to safeguard the principles of the liberal world order] could set the world on fire.” If, as he himself writes, the “purpose of the legitimate state is to provide for the fundamental needs of the people: security, order, economic well-being, and justice,” those principles collapsed long ago. The US’ first step, post-pandemic, should be to put out the fires set by Kissinger and those like him who seek to cloak empire in the rhetoric of liberal democracy.

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Stuff pulled their “World Order” headline to Jacinda’s speech

Recently (Friday 28th Sept. 2018) a Facebooker posted a mainstream news item on PM Adern’s recent speech to the UN, a speech that folk are fairly buzzing about. The point about the post was the fact that on first seeing the news item the headline read ‘Adern’s World Order’. Fortunately the Facebooker took a screen shot because when she next looked the heading had changed to ‘Jacinda Adern’s debut speech to UN General …’  They’d clearly thought better of it, swapping it out for this one.

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Those who have followed the unfolding of the so called New World Order, first ‘announced’ if you will by George Bush Snr after the Gulf War, will be aware of the gradual familiarization that has gone on with this term. It takes on other variations like a ‘rules based international order’ used by Adern in her speech, others are New World Order, Global Governance & One World Government.

A new world that is ‘strong and kind’ says Adern, with ‘universal values’. The push of course is for the global world view to be accepted by all as the only solution to the world’s problems. One in which we are all happy global citizens:

“This generation is a borderless one – at least in a virtual sense. One that increasingly see themselves as global citizens. And as their reality changes, they expect ours to as well – that we’ll see and understand our collective impact, and that we’ll change the way we use our power.” (excerpt from Adern’s speech)

They have been working on this plan for quite some time, the 1990s announcement by Bush was no off-the-cuff declaration:

“We are at present working discreetly, with all our might, to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. And all the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands.”                                                       Arnold Toynbee – International Affairs, p.809, November 1931

This is why the hand over fist sell off of all our assets. Councils are also going hundy on it. The buzz is international cooperation with one another (think TPPA, interdependence, trade) practicing  ‘sustainable development’ (that other buzz word) which in is really a farce. The new world will doubtless be under corporate (profit minded) control only more so. It already is. I doubt it will be as Adern describes it though. Who will be in charge is the burning question? In light of today’s economic climate, it won’t be a kind & sharing person. What have you seen that is sustainable, kind and caring since the early ’90s & all these new buzz words?

We have unprecedented debt, poverty, pollution, homelessness and never ending wars. (All of which make money for the bankers). Remember Christine LaGarde’s statement?:

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It is in their interests to perpetuate these states of affairs. They respond to these problems with a steely air of, ‘who cares, let them eat cake’.

You can watch George Bush & successive Presidents also mentioning the new world order in their various speeches and announcements at our One World Govt / New World Order pages. Former NZ PM Helen Clarke was working on global governance during her time at the UN. Running a bit behind time obviously given the date is ‘by 2012’. They don’t talk about it a lot but it is there in the conversations on media if you are ‘listening’.

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Here it is mentioned again after one of the hurricanes in the US recently. A screen shot from a video:

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And again from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a flier that appeared in my NZ mailbox some time back:

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This is  very large subject indeed. I intend to write more on it when time permits. For now, well, the headline swap out really deserved a highlight. You may think a one world government with one leader is a great thing. I am not so trusting. Far as I’m concerned the whole thing doesn’t bode well. Of course the other thing I’ve not mentioned here is Agenda 21 now 2030. That plan all ties in & is part & parcel of the same deal.  In my opinion anyway.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/107442623/kindness-not-hate—jacinda-arderns-message-to-donald-trump-and-the-world

As “Americans face highest (pre vacation) pump prices” says mainstream, you really should watch Rockefeller’s Oil Weapon of Control

This headline caught my eye this morning Americans Face Highest Pump Prices in Years and predictably it is pre vacation. Interesting isn’t it how the timing of these things is pivotal? To spell it out it generally happens when folk will be gassing up lots. I note the same here in NZ, pre holidays the prices go up but always there is an innocent explanation. In this case it is production cuts by major exporters. So we’re told but since reading ‘The Brotherhood of Oil’ (by Robert Engler) in the early stages of my enlightenment to all of the LIES we have been fed since forever, these headlines fall on deaf ears. I read it around the same time I read an equally enlightening book called ‘The Wall Street Gang’, “a financial system that is able to manipulate and control investors, stock prices, the media, politicians, and the executive suite of every major corporation in America” (says the Amazon review, & remember our former Banker PM worked there). It’s all a scam folks. If you believe the official babble on it you really should watch the video here. You’ll hear a nice sweeping summary of the truth about our histories including war, depression and most importantly BANKING. This family also heisted the medical industry for profit. It’s all about being in control & being top dog. In a nutshell, the banking fraternity. See our banking pages also. (You can easily listen to this whilst ironing, fixing the car or driving to work – not hard to digest at all).  EnvirowatchRangitikei

Published on Jun 9, 2014

A short history about Rockefeller’s influence regarding Oil, World War II and some other interesting items of history of which many were probably not aware. This was presented by LaRouche associate William Engdahl coming out of West Germany at the time (early 1990’s)

How Queen Elizabeth II profits from the arms trade

Published on Jul 30, 2013

TEXT BY HEATHCOTE WILLIAMS. EDITING AND NARRATION BY ALAN COX.http://www.youtube.com/user/Babylonroyal

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is one of the world’s richest women. Her investments in the arms trade include firms that produce the uranium used in depleted uranium (DU) shells. The deployment of these shells by the US military in its attack on the Iraqi city of Fallujah in 2004 is believed to be the cause of a huge increase in cases of cancer and birth defects.


For a more in depth view of the history of the Royals and weapons trade within that context the following video is a must watch. Don’t be put off by the Sex Pistols’ image of the Queen. The doco is actually factual & detailed tracing back hundreds of years. See what the royal family is really about and how much wealth the Queen really owns, it is far more than the info in the first video states. For instance, three of Prince Phillip’s sisters married Nazis. Not what we are generally told about. And there’s more that will surprize you.  EnvirowatchRangitikei

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Banker Key’s Corporate Repackaging of War

With the upcoming ‘celebrations’ around the 2016 NZ DIA (NZ Defense Industry Association) Forum  being held in Auckland on 16 – 17 November in conjunction with the RNZN 75th Anniversary celebrations, Operation Neptune, I took a peek at their website. You can reserve your spot with cocktails and trimmings for just $10,000.

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“The NZ DIA was formed in 1993, as an industry development initiative. Its major emphasis today is on networking, and encouraging the membership to work together on developing joint approaches to defence projects in NZ and overseas”  

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A WW2 Vet weeps as he locates the grave of a comrade: 70+ million lost their lives in that war

Right there in the DIA’s mission statement is the strategic use of  the word ‘defence’. The corporate bankers have need of war, it’s an integral part of the Rothschild banking empire, however, in order to not be too obvious, they need to sanitize it with ‘nicer’ words. Profiteering from war is no conspiracy but documented fact. Cheney’s Halliburton made $39.5 billion on the Iraq war. My elderly father who fought in one of the World Wars and was fortunate enough to return alive, had worked out that fact later in life … that “wars would never end because wars make money”. His oldest brother, a machine gunner, so deeply affected, he wept whenever he talked about war. So, there on the DIA’s website is the standard tribute of poppies to these brave men who served as basically cannon fodder for the war machine, a machine peopled by those who never spent one minute in trenches and never experienced the terror of combat. Remember Mrs Rothschild’s infamous words… “if my sons did not want war there would be none”.

Copy of poppy_e345_MasterReturning to the planned forum for November this year, Key’s corporation parading as a government (NZ is a US SEC registered corporation) put out a White Paper that was compiled we are told from the public’s and the academic community’s views, involving over 300 written submissions and meetings around the country. (See White Paper info here also).

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I don’t particularly recall the road show, perhaps other readers do. Note the Ministry of Defence administers the Defence Act 1990, the era shortly after our nation became corporatized … courtesy of Rogernomics.  Corporations are about profits. We are told in the White Paper that “… terrorism remains an enduring global problem”. Those who do their own research will know that the so called war on terror has been effectively drummed up since the very dodgy  9/11 attack that looked extremely like a controlled demolition. And the current threat to security, ISIS, has equally dodgy origins (watch Truth Media: the Origin of ISIS for more info on that).

The war industry is ticking along quite nicely in Aotearoa with banker Key at the helm, and synchronising equally as nicely with his growing partnership with the US. “The Government” [corporation] says Key, “has provided the Defence Force with a degree of funding certainty [$20 billion] that enables it to plan with confidence out to 2030 and beyond.”  [Agenda 2030see also Agenda 21/2030 in NZ  Download the White Paper and see what Key and Brownlee are spending your $20 billion on. Remember how ‘well’ they’ve managed the Christchurch disaster that they refer to in there. It’s an integral part of defence.

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The ‘interdependence’ of planned global governance under Agenda 21/2030, already operative in both your Government and your Local Government

What I find particularly distasteful about this whole affair is the spin. One of my favourite investigative journalists John Pilger, describes their convoluted rhetoric so well in his essay, ‘Arming the World’ (in his book “Hidden Agendas” p 115). Describing the weapons (defence) industry he says: “Refined absurdity is always close at hand in the arms business. It squeezes into bed with secrecy, corruption and stupendous greed”. Asking what a British cluster bomb does (gleaming under “soft backlight, like the latest showroom Jaguar”) he is told they need his request in writing for MOD approval as the information is ‘classified’, the reason for which is also ‘classified’.  The cluster bomb, Pilger explains “is not really a bomb at all, but an ‘area denial sub-munition’, a land mine in all but name. It is dropped from the air and explodes into forty-seven little mines, which are shaped like spiders.

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The real victims of ‘defence’/war are civilians

These are scattered over a wide area and ‘deny’ life to anything that moves or grows.’ They’ve been found says Pilger, in Bosnia and Croatia where between two and four million mines threaten to main and kill long after the war ends. These salesmen he says, have great difficulty saying words like ‘people’, ‘maim’ and ‘kill’. Describing a cluster bomb’s ‘effectiveness’ he cites the little girl who in a Vietnam village lost her family …‘my mother and father were lying there covered in blood, and my sister … had pieces of metal in her, and so did her doll’.

The corporates know it is wrong, trading in weapons (they’re not averse to supplying both sides), this is why they have difficulty with these words. There is enough of old fashioned conscience there for them to need to cover their wording well, however not enough to stop the killing by curtailing their obscene greed. They are therefore very adept at reframing and repackaging. And so the weapons trade becomes the defence trade. The DIA have produced a video for their site to explain with typical corporate expertise, their modus operandi. Watching it you can almost hear the cash registers ringing (except we’re nearly cashless) complete with the bling of coloured lights as the cutting of steel flashes amidst the wording ‘Defence Industry Association’.

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Now if you have any doubt still about the money involved here, check out the pages on the upcoming conference. Cocktails and food depending on your budget.

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However,  if you’re a bit strapped for cash, there’s always the $5,000 slot … minus accompaniments of cocktails and food.

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For a list of members of the NZ DIA go here. You will see Fulton Hogan (that company that liberally sprays your streets and public places with carcinogenic glyphosate) along with Lockheed Martin and others. All proudly members of the Defence/Industry partnership.

And to put the proverbial icing on the cake, there are even awards for improvement to defence industry relationships.

The Award will identify the Defence person or persons who have best contributed to building or improving the Defence/Industry relationship.

The aim of the Award is to publicly recognise good performance in this area and provide the opportunity for the NZ DIA and Defence to promote constructive and collegial relationships between Defence and Industry.

Your PM Key continues to tax himself and friends at 2.8%, continues to profit from your country’s indebtedness and the so called global war on terrorism, and is intent on the TPPA agreement which will give both he and his corporate friends even more control. Let’s face it, he is likely not too interested in changing any of the current status quo.

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Banker Key is Quietly Oiling the US War Machine

 

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TPPA – Over Ten Thousand Kiwis Protest Nationwide

A massive turnout of kiwis at 17 actions around the country have sent a strong message to the Government saying ‘TPPA, Don’t Sign’, according to It’s Our Future.

“The Government has spent the last five weeks since TPPA negotiations concluded on a comprehensive PR mission to tell New Zealanders that this deal is supposedly in their best interests. Today, over ten thousand kiwis nationwide proved that PR mission has failed,” said It’s Our Future spokesperson Edward Miller.

“New Zealanders have learnt not to swallow the ‘Trust Me’ propaganda peddled by Minister Groser,” said Edward Miller.

“For the past six years we’ve been told about a gold-plated El Dorado trade bonanza. This has failed to materialise, yet the corporate wishlist has weaved its way through the completed text.”

“Now that we have the TPPA text it’s becoming clear that this deal as is bad as we’ve been expecting. Kiwis haven’t been fooled,” said Miller.

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TPPA – It’s Not Over Yet! Nationwide day of action – Saturday November 14th!

Contrary to media spin, the TPPA has not officially been signed yet. This is from itsourfuture.org.nz regarding the upcoming national day of action.

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14 November is another Nationwide Day of Action against the TPPA!

“The political tradeoffs have been done and the text has now been sent to Tokyo to undergo the ‘legal scrubbing’ process. As we expected there are very few trade benefits, while the deal gives corporates and foreign investors a lot of power to run roughshod over our democracy.”

But it hasn’t been signed, and the fight continues!

Lead up to Day of Action Events

Whanganui – Saturday 7th November – Community Picnic

Christchurch – Monday 9th November – Christchurch Welcomes Tim Groser

Day of Action Events Saturday 14 November

Kerikeri – 2:30pm at Kerikeri Library

Auckland – 1:00pm at Myers Park

Hamilton – 1:00pm by Cock and Bull Te Rapa

Tauranga – 11:00am at Red Square

Rotorua – 1:00pm, location TBC

Gisborne – 1:00pm, location TBC

Palmerston North – 1:00pm, location TBC

Wellington – 1pm at Midland Park

Christchurch – 1pm, location TBC

Little River – 1pm, location TBC

Dunedin – 11am at the Railway Station

More locations to come!

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The TPPA – “sets a dangerous precedent for democracy” – signed but not over yet

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

“For decades Oxfam has campaigned for trade rules and intellectual property standards that give poor countries a fair deal, such as protecting their right to access affordable medicines for public health. Despite mass public mobilisation against it, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was signed in October 2015. We believe the deal sets a dangerous precedent for democracy, transparency and future trade agreements.
“Oxfam joined a High Court case asking the New Zealand Government to release the secret text before it was signed. We also highlighted the potential harm the TPPA could bring in terms of poor people being able to access life-saving medicines, governments being accountable to the will of their people, and multinational corporations challenging government laws to protect public health and the environment.

In December 2013, 26,000 signatures were handed in, calling for release of the draft text. Then in August 2015 a petition of 100,000 signatures was delivered to Parliament.”

– See more at: http://www.oxfam.org.nz/what-we-do/issues/trade/tppa#sthash.abWmPTWi.dpuf


“The TPPA is nothing more than a power grab by overseas corporates, and delegates should actively campaign against it …” (Stephnie de Ruyter, Democrats for Social Credit)


Other News on the TPPA

TPPA Signing Should Be Treason

“The incredible irony is that in Greece, where former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis was putting together a monetary system to enable Greece’s collapsing economy to continue to function in the event that the European Troika threw them out of the Eurozone, he is facing charges of treason”.

“In New Zealand, where the prime minister and trade minister are willing to sign an agreement enabling overseas corporates to sue taxpayers for loss of profits, they are likely to be awarded an honour by a future government”.

Read more:  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1508/S00095/tppa-signing-should-be-treason.htm


COMMENT:

If you’re not up to speed with the TPPA and what it means visit itsourfuture.org and sign up for updates. Watch this short clip also from Youtube:

We will be further in the mire as all with any insight know and have been loudly telling us for years literally. This is a Trojan Horse for the corporations and as always with the aforementioned, they veil their plans in great sounding rhetoric. ‘Good for us all’ is their cry and ‘nothing to worry about’ which, does not add up given the whole negotiation process has been BEHIND CLOSED DOORS! They wanted us not to worry about something they refused to share the details of, with those whom it will most concern. Go figure fellow Kiwis! This is just not rocket science. Corporations are about power and control of all resources so that … they can maximize their profits … bottom line. If you’re not familiar with the machinations of corporations visit the Corporations page on the site and educate yourself by watching the documentary there entitled ‘The Corporation’.  Oh, and remember, your country is a corporation. 

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